Inventor 2024 ‘Failed to initialize a component for accessing AutoCAD Files. Please try again. Error 16’


After installing Inventor 2024, the program won’t launch with the following error ‘Failed to initialize a component for accessing AutoCAD files.  Please try again.  Error 16.’ 


An installation problem similar to this Inventor Read-Only launch error:


Try a clean uninstall of Inventor 2024

Uninstall Inventor 2024:

  • From Windows Control Panel
  • From the Uninstaller in C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\Uninstallers\Autodesk Inventor Professional 2024 - English\AdskUninstallHelper.exe.

Delete the following folders:

  • C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Inventor 2024
  • C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\Inventor 2024
  • C:\Users\Public\Public Documents\Autodesk\Inventor 2024
  • %localappdata%\Autodesk\Inventor 2024
  • %appdata%\Autodesk\Inventor 2024

And Windows registry keys if present:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Autodesk\Inventor\RegistryVersion28.0
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wow6432Node\Autodesk\Inventor\RegistryVersion28.0 
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software \Autodesk\Inventor\RegistryVersion28.0 
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\Autodesk\Inventor\RegistryVersion28.0

Reinstall Inventor 2024 from a full download in your Autodesk Account or Custom Install.

If Inventor 2024 fails to launch perform a clean uninstall of ALL Autodesk products. Reinstall Inventor 2024.


About the Author

Joanna Gryszka

Manufacturing Technical Support Specialist<br><br>Joanna has over eight years of experience working with Autodesk products. She started supporting core AutoCAD and network installations of all Autodesk products. She now has five years of experience with Inventor. <br> She graduated from Mechanical Engineering and has been providing solutions to clients and dedicating her knowledge to the Solution Center since then.

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